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  • Blog Post: A Very Hungry Caterpillar...

    Rebekah Stackhouse, RSPB Scotland's Education and Youth Programmes Manager, reminds us that a connection to nature begins on our doorsteps. A Very Hungry Caterpillar... Wiggling towards a greater connection with nature So, what did you have for breakfast this morning? Whilst I was eating...
  • Blog Post: A cacophony of cuckoos

    Stuart Benn is back with a new blog about cuckoos and white-tailed eagles. A Cacophony of Cuckoos A couple of weeks ago , I was getting worried that I hadn’t heard my first cuckoo but I didn’t need to wait too much longer – 2 nd May for me, just a day later than two of the birds...
  • Blog Post: One Show divers

    RSPB Conservation Manager, Stuart Benn, takes the One Show crew out to meet Black-throated divers. One Show Divers If there was a competition to find the most stunning of British birds, it’s hard to imagine that the winner wouldn’t be the Black-throated diver – a truly gorgeous...
  • Blog Post: Island living: searching for twite in the Hebrides

    RSPB Scotland Research Assistant, Davide Scridel, is out searching for an elusive bird in the Outer Hebrides. Find out more about his experiences and check out his fantastic photos below! Island living: searching for twite in the Hebrides The subject of the 2013 Statutory Conservation Agency/RSPB...
  • Blog Post: Look what the wind blew in...

    Davide Scridel, Research Assistant with RSPB Scotland, gives us an update on his research work in the Outer Hebrides. Look what the wind blew in... It is nearly a month since I started here and I have now completed the first round of visits to each of my 1x1km 2 survey sites surveying for twite...
  • Blog Post: And now for something completely different...

    RSPB Conservation Manager, Stuart Benn, has recorded an audio blog this week. Check it out!
  • Blog Post: Stepping up at Baron's Haugh

    Stephen Owen, Warden at Baron's Haugh , tells us about the fantastic of work of volunteers on the reserve. Stepping up at Baron's Haugh So it is two months in to being the new RSPB warden for Baron’s Haugh nature reserve, and it has been a real pleasure getting to know this absolute...
  • Blog Post: Cathedral thinking

    Conservation Manager, Stuart Benn is back with a new blog... Cathedral Thinking Have you ever sent one of your mates a text or email and then got really annoyed because they didn’t reply immediately ? Or skipped a track on your playlist because you couldn’t wait the three minutes it...
  • Blog Post: Making Nature Count: Top 10 in the Perthshire hills

    RSPB Conservation Scientist, Jonathan Groom, gives an update on the Native upland woodland expansion survey in the Perthshire hills. Making Nature Count: Top 10 in the Perthshire hills I reached my first milestone in the study recently. I completed my first round of Breeding Bird Surveys. It is...
  • Blog Post: New life

    Conservation Manager, Stuart Benn, is back with a new blog... New Life Meet Brin, our new puppy – just 15 weeks old and with a whole lifetime of walks and sniffs and adventures in front of him. On the very day that Brin was born, a pair of eagles were putting the finishing touches to...
  • Blog Post: Opportunity to ensure environment is at heart of renewables revolution

    Our Head of Planning & Development, Aedán Smith, discusses the push for renewables in Scotland and our position on wind energy. Another day, another political debate. Are Scotland’s renewable energy targets achievable? That’s the question being asked by the Energy Committee...
  • Blog Post: 25 not out

    Conservation Manager, Stuart Benn, is back with a new blog about the State of Nature. 25 not out Last week, Alastair Cook scored his 25th Test century for England, I completed 25 years of working for the RSPB and the State of Nature report was launched by 25 conservation organisations – and...
  • Blog Post: Let's support farmers who do more for nature

    Vicki Swales, Head of Land Use Policy, on High Nature Value farming and the wildlife that depends on it. Let's support farmers who do more for nature Machair by Chris Gomersall (rspb-images.com). You’re walking in the countryside, across farmland. Your senses are under attack. Under...
  • Blog Post: Is seeing believing?

    Conservation Manager Stuart Benn has been out searching for dotterel. Is Seeing Believing? A couple of times recently in Scottish Nature Notes, Alison has blogged about her work in the hills on dotterel . Last year, I helped out with looking at some areas for the national survey and, although the...
  • Blog Post: Native upland woodland expansion survey

    RSPB Conservation Scientist, Jonathan Groom, writes about fieldwork in the Perthshire hills. 4:00am starts, black grouse, hen harriers and more. Native upland woodland expansion survey Field work has its ups and downs. The 4:00am start so that I can be at my first survey point and ready to go at...
  • Blog Post: Climate Adaptation and the Star Trek approach

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer (climate), on the Scottish Government's Climate Change Adaptation Programme. Climate Adaptation and the Star Trek approach Do you remember Star Trek? Of course you do. When I was young I watched the Next Generation - Captain Picard and crew. Do...
  • Blog Post: An ideal bridge: benefits of volunteering

    It's National Volunteers Week! Erin Fulton, RSPB Scotland Publications & Media Intern, tells us what it's like to volunteer in our Edinburgh office. An ideal bridge I started at RSPB Scotland as their publications and media intern in April 2012. I was finishing my degree in Environmental...
  • Blog Post: Act won, seen nothing

    Allan Whyte, Parliamentary Officer, reflects on the Scottish Government's commitment to address climate change. Act won, seen nothing It’s hard to imagine a city more alive than Edinburgh is in August. Every year the festival descends upon Auld Reekie and ferments in an explosion of culture...
  • Blog Post: Loose ends

    Conservation Manager, Stuart Benn, with a roundup of his season on the hills. Loose Ends No, not the Radio 4 chat programme nor the 1980s R&B group but time for an end of season tie up of some threads left hanging from previous blogs. I always get mixed feelings at this time of year when...
  • Blog Post: R&B

    In a new series, Stuart Benn, our Conservation Manager for the Highlands, shares what inspires him about nature and our plans to protect it. R&B What makes us change? I’ve been a birdwatcher all my life but never gave rooks a second thought. Then I read Mark Cocker’s Crow Country...
  • Blog Post: A new career in a new town

    Brand new blog from RSPB Scotland Trainee Ecologist, David Freeman. Find out more about the fascinating Bryophytes found on our reserves! A New Career in a New Town Back in March, I was delighted to be offered the position of Trainee Ecologist based at RSPB Scotland's Edinburgh HQ. The role...
  • Blog Post: Birds, blizzards and...more blizzards: Dotterel surveys in the Cairngorms

    RSPB Conservation Scientist, Alison Beresford, tell us about dotterel surveys in the Cairngorms. Birds, blizzards and… more blizzards: surveying for Dotterel in the Cairngorms I’ve always been drawn to the hills. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of space and perspective...
  • Blog Post: In praise of the Monadhliaths

    Conservation Manager, Stuart Benn, has been out and about in the Monadhliaths searching for ring ouzels. In praise of the Monadhliaths Loch Ness and the Cairngorms are two of the most famous places in Scotland, yet sandwiched between them lie the largely unknown and unloved Monadhliaths (think...
  • Blog Post: Scotland's rainforest: Rio+20 & peatlands

    Rio+20 begins today. Our Senior Land Use Policy Officer (Climate), Jim Densham, discusses the global importance of Scotland's peat . Scotland's rainforest Climate Change Minister Stewart Stevenson MSP and Secretary of State Caroline Spelman MP visited a Brazilian rainforest on Monday as...
  • Blog Post: Countdown to the Scottish Birdfair

    Scottish Birdfair team member, Stacey Maden, on preparing for the big day. Countdown to the Scottish Birdfair With just 1 month to go before the Scottish Birdfair, it’s all go in the office as we finalise plans for the big day. This year we are excited to welcome even more exhibitors...